Eric Middleton passed the qualifier round of “American Ninja Warrior” Season 14 and has made it to the semifinals.

Elizabeth Morris, NBC

You’d be hard-pressed to find TV hosts more encouraging than Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila on “American Ninja Warrior.” Each season, as the ninjas jump, swing and climb their way across challenging obstacle courses, Iseman and Gbaja-Biamila are there every step of the way, giving lively play-by-plays and rooting for each contestant’s success.

Except, maybe, when it comes to “American Ninja Warrior” veteran Eric Middleton. Because sometimes, when Middleton succeeds, it means Iseman and Gbaja-Biamila have to eat bugs — like the tempura-fried tarantula Middleton had them eat back in 2018 when he completed one of the courses.

Middleton, an entomologist who completed his undergrad in biology at the University of Utah, is known as “The Bug Ninja” in the “American Ninja Warrior” world. On Monday night, he appeared on the show’s Season 14 premiere — his sixth season competing. Middleton completed the obstacle course in the qualifying round and has advanced to the semifinals, which will air in a few weeks, the show confirmed to the Deseret News.


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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


‘American Ninja Warrior’ Season 14 qualifiers: Eric Middleton makes semifinals

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